- The immature digestive system of babies can have trouble breaking down the lactose in milk into more simple sugars
- Transient lactose deficiency is a possible cause of infantile colic
- Care Co-Lactase Infant Drops are sugar free, preservative free and flavour free.
It can be used for babies from birth onwards
- Care Co-Lactase should only be used for as long as it takes the infant to produce enough of its own lactase enzyme as the gut develops - typically at around 3 - 4 months.
Your doctor or health visitor can tell you more about how transient lactase deficiency can affect your baby.
- Lactase is the enzyme usually produced by our bodies to break down lactose into more simple sugars so our bodies can absorb it
Care Co-lactase enzyme drops can be added to breast milk and formula milk every time you feed.
Do not give the drops directly to your baby.
Express a few tablespoons of breast milk into a small sterilised container. Add 4 drops of Care Co-Lactase. Give this to your baby on a sterilised plastic spoon or using a syringe and continue breast feeding as normal.
Make the baby formula according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Add 4 drops of Care Co-Lactase to the formula when at feeding temperature. Do not add Care Co-Lactase to the formula if it is hot. Shake the formula and feed as normal. Discard any unused formula.
Making formula in advance:
Make the baby formula according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Add 2 drops of Care Co-Lactase to warm (not hot) milk and store in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours. The prepared formula must be used within 12 hours of making it. Warm to feeding temperature as normal when you need to feed. Discard any unused formula.
Thornton & Ross Ltd
0 month - 3 months